HOSA U WLA Advocacy Briefing 2011 by TeamTRI

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Presentation of quick notes regarding advocacy and public policy for HOSA Washington Leadership Academy officers preparing for legislative visits.

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HOSA U WLA Advocacy Briefing 2011 by TeamTRI

  1. 1.
  2. 2. Our Capitol was specifically designed to be a power city. <br />Don’t be intimidated. <br />Just prepare to make a powerful and positive impression!<br />
  3. 3. Navigating Washington, DC<br />NW<br />NE<br />SW<br />SE<br />
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  7. 7. POLICY<br />Who gets what?<br />Why?<br />What difference does it make?<br />
  8. 8. POLICY<br />Increase Quality of Life <br />Right a Wrong<br />Prevent End of Something Good<br />
  9. 9. Basics<br />Look (Hair, Makeup, Hands, Jewelry)<br />Uniform – Pressed and Polished!<br />Walk, Stand, Hands<br />Handshakes<br />Eye Contact<br />Smiles<br />Body Language<br />Never Greet from Seat<br />Introductions…May I present…<br />Business Cards<br />
  10. 10. HOSA Mission<br />The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science technology education students, therefore, helping students to meet the needs of the health care community.<br />
  11. 11. Step 1: You<br />Describe who you are (School, Grade, Town, Mom’s & Dad’s, Title/Position, and how many students and schools you represent; your job)<br />What is HOSA? (you may need to use the full name as a historic reference to “fill in the acronym blank”)<br />Why you are here today<br />Make sure you knew about HOSA and the important work we’re doing back home<br />Invite you to our organization<br />Pledge our support for advances in health care and health science education<br />
  12. 12. Step 2: HOSA<br />All About HOSA<br />501(c)3 nonprofit organization<br />Mission<br />Founded 1976<br />Nearly 60 healthcare competitions<br />100% Healthcare<br />131,000 members nationwide<br />1 million estimated alumni<br />
  13. 13. Step 2: HOSA Partners<br /><ul><li>Hobsons
  14. 14. Johnson & Johnson
  15. 15. Kaiser Permanente
  16. 16. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  17. 17. Marsh Affinity Group Services
  18. 18. Medical Library Association
  19. 19. NASCO
  20. 20. National AHEC
  21. 21. National Association of EMTs
  22. 22. National Assiocation of Parliamentarians
  23. 23. National Association of Secondary School Principals
  24. 24. National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Education
  25. 25. National Athletic Trainer’s Association
  26. 26. National Consortium on Health and Science Technology Education
  27. 27. National Health Council
  28. 28. National Technical Honor Society
  29. 29. Nurses for a Healthier Tomorrow
  30. 30. Nursing Organizations Alliance
  31. 31. Nursing Spectrum
  32. 32. Pearson/Prentice Hall
  33. 33. Pocket Nurse Enterprises, Inc.
  34. 34. President’s Volunteer Service Award Purell
  35. 35. Quarters From Kids Coalition
  36. 36. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  37. 37. Sigma Theta Tau International
  38. 38. Traemus Books
  39. 39. USA TODAY
  40. 40. Health Professions Network
  41. 41. American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists
  42. 42. American Association for Respiratory Care
  43. 43. American Association of Medical Transcriptionists
  44. 44. American Cancer Society
  45. 45. American Careers
  46. 46. American Dental Assistants Association
  47. 47. American Dental Association
  48. 48. American Health Care Association
  49. 49. American Health Information Management Association
  50. 50. American Hospital Association
  51. 51. American Medical Association
  52. 52. American Medical Technologies
  53. 53. Applied Technologies
  54. 54. American Red Cross
  55. 55. American Society for Health Education and Training
  56. 56. American Society of Radiologic Technologists
  57. 57. Applied Technologies
  58. 58. Army ROTC (Nurse Recruiting)
  59. 59. Association for Career and Technical Education
  60. 60. Association of Operating Room Nurses
  61. 61. Autism Speaks
  62. 62. Cover the Uninsured Week
  63. 63. DCIM/Instructional Systems
  64. 64. Delmar Learning
  65. 65. Elsevier-Mosby Science
  66. 66. Fundamentals Co., Inc
  67. 67. Glencoe/McGraw-Hill
  68. 68. HCA - The Hospital Corporation</li></li></ul><li>
  69. 69. Step 3: Questions to be Ready to Answer<br />What is HOSA?<br />How does HOSA work?<br />Who is your leader?<br />How are you structured?<br />How are you funded?<br />What do you do?<br />
  70. 70. Step 4: Questions for Them<br />Are you familiar with HOSA or student organization like ours?<br />When are you coming back to the District/State—we’d love to have you visit our program?<br />What are key education, family, community, career issues you are working on?<br />How can we join in support you?<br />Do you support organizations like ours?<br />Are you affiliated with other student organizations? (e.g. 4-H, FFA, Boys & Girls Clubs, Scouts, CTSOs)<br />
  71. 71. Step 5: Key Asks<br />Invite to State<br />Letter for our Conference Program<br />Picture<br />Proclamation<br />Message for our Newsletter<br />Listen to Connect to Their Network!<br />
  72. 72. Step 6: End Strong<br />Exchange Business Cards<br />Email & Fax a Thank You<br />If you put in newsletter, send a copy or fax<br />Excited to meet with you. Thank you for your time, we know you have many important issues you’re working on. We’ll be sure to tell all the folks back home how great you are!<br />
  73. 73. LEG LINGO<br />Multiple indicators for assessing academic proficiency<br />Academics are integrated into programs and competitions, so HOSA supports student achievement in academics<br />Number of students in CTE: over 16 million students as of 2007; 250% increase in enrollment<br />While every 26 seconds a student may drop out of school; we are proud that every 17 seconds a student joins a CTSO like HOSA. As a nation we need to work to make this one student per second getting a career and college advantage through a CTSO like HOSA.<br />
  74. 74. TIPS<br />Ask for a Picture<br />Get the Twitter Account of Your Congressional Member <br />Send positive messages via Twitter about your experience and contact<br />Follow them on Twitter<br />Pre- and Post-Tweet<br />Follow up…build the relationship!<br />

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